My Baby – Week 30

Your 30-week-old is now beginning to understand dimensional space. You may see him try to sort toys and blocks by size. He is probably also fascinated with his reflection and games like peek-a-boo, where people or his favorite toys disappear and reappear.

Your little one is also growing stronger each week. You can see evidence of this not only in his crawling and movement, but also when you attempt to do something he is opposed to, like putting him into the stroller or changing his diaper. He can probably also now straighten his back and twist his trunk when he sits. His increased strength and ability to move means keeping a closer eye on him, and making sure to take all safety precautions. Use the straps on high chairs and strollers to ensure he doesn’t take a spill.

You may also notice that she is becoming more emotionally in touch with the people around her; laughing when other people laugh and crying when she sees other people cry. This is the first evidence of her developing a sense of empathy. She is learning how to assess and imitate the moods of those around her, all skills that are an important part of her social development.

Your little one will also learn a lot about the world through modeling your behavior. Children are like little sponges. Whatever they see, they are likely to repeat. This holds true for actions and words, so you might want to start practicing being on your best behavior in front of her. Even small things, like opening packages with your teeth or shouting when you are upset, will make a big impression on your little learner.

It’s important to keep in mind that all babies reach developmental milestones at their own pace. If your infant isn’t yet sitting up confidently, or cruising around the room, don’t worry. He should be up and around in no time. If you do have any developmental concerns, be sure to discuss them with your pediatrician.

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  1. Avatar of Loretta Loretta says:

    My little one loves to laugh at us when we talk or play with her. She is sitting up some now. thinking about getting a walker for her..

  2. Avatar of Loretta Loretta says:

    My little one loves to laugh at us when we talk or play with her. She is sitting up some now….thinking about getting a walker for her..

  3. Avatar of Tiffany Tiffany says:

    My sons almost 7mo.and he doesnt wana do anything phsyical .he’s progresing normally every other way he just doesnt EVER WANT tummy time to help him learn to start rolling and crawling within seconds of puttin him on the floor he starts crying what do I do?????

  4. Avatar of Grace Grace says:

    my son does the inch worm move too!

  5. Avatar of Grace Grace says:

    confession i don’t use the straps in my sons high chair, the chair has a plate area that locks in, no room to wiggle

  6. Avatar of Autumn Autumn says:

    My daughter gets around by doing an "inch worm" move. lol She really gets to movin when shes after one of her brothers toys!

  7. love the articls from this website. My baby is setting up and trying to stand, but have not crawl yet.. My son crawled and strated walking at 8months.

  8. Avatar of Mona Mona says:

    I love the fact that my daughter is active & knows how to crawl twist & turn lol (:

  9. Avatar of Angela Angela says:

    I love that my baby is on track with the article.

  10. Avatar of NicholeBeuc NicholeBeuc says:

    love this website. So informative. Thanks

  11. Avatar of Amanda Amanda says:

    my baby hasn’t started crawling yet when do they usually begin?

  12. Avatar of Colleen Colleen says:

    So true.. gettin there soon!

  13. Avatar of Colleen Colleen says:

    Thats what i need!

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